4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Silver Wheaton

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, silver royalty holding company Silver Wheaton (NYS: SLW) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Silver Wheaton's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Silver Wheaton facts

Headquarters (Founded)Vancouver, Canada
Market Cap$9.5 billion
IndustryPrecious metals and minerals
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$730.0 million
ManagementCo-Founder/CEO Randy Smallwood
CFO Gary Brown
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)13.0%
Cash/Debt$840.2 million / $78.6 million
Dividend Yield1.3%
CompetitorsCoeur d'Alene Mines
Mitsubishi Minerals

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 2,659 members who have rated Silver Wheaton believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.   

Earlier this week, one of those bulls, airwaves1065, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

Silver is use[d] in so many different applications. Gold gets all the glory but it is silver that shines! [Silver Wheaton] has contracts to buy most of its silver at 4-5 dollars per ounce and, even with silver trading at or under $30 per ounce, that screams profits for the patient investor.

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